While most of the Batman-related focus right now seems to be on both Justice League and Ben Affleck’s upcoming solo outing for the character, which he promises will be something special, there’s another exciting film right around the corner that will also place the spotlight on the Dark Knight: The LEGO Batman Movie.
Set to be quite different from what we’re seeing in the DCEU, Warner Bros.’ upcoming animation drops in February and looks to be every bit as enjoyable as The LEGO Movie, as we’ll see Will Arnett’s pint-sized hero fighting to save the city he so loves, and maybe, just maybe, crack a few puns while doing so.
It’s an adventure crammed full of Easter eggs and moments of fan service, according to LEGO Movie producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and with Arnett’s sardonic vigilante at the core – a character that threatened to steal the show two years ago – The LEGO Batman Movie promises to be one of the first big releases of 2017. Joining Arnett, Cera and Dawson in the voice booth are Ralph Fiennes (Alfred), Mariah Carey (Gotham’s mayor) and, after the role looked to have slipped between his fingers two decades ago, Star Wars alum Billy Dee Williams as the nefarious Two-Face.
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Now, to ramp up the excitement for the film a bit more, we’ve got a new batch of posters that show off the Caped Crusader, the Joker, Robin, Harley Quinn, Catwoman and several other notable DC figures. Only in animation can all of these characters appear in the same movie and we can’t wait to see what the studio has cooked up here. If nothing else, it’ll offer up a refreshing alternative to what we’re currently getting with Ben Affleck’s version of the iconic hero.
The LEGO Batman Movie will swoop into theatres worldwide on February 10th, 2017, at which point Chris McKay’s standalone pic will face, erm, stiff competition from Fifty Shades Darker and the Keanu Reeves-fronted John Wick: Chapter 2. Regardless of how McKay’s solo effort fares, the future still looks incredibly bright for Warner’s bustling LEGO universe, what with the LEGO Ninjago Movie (September 22, 2017) and The LEGO Movie 2 (February 8, 2019) cramming up the pipeline.